Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

  1. Chest pain
  2. chills
  3. cough
  4. fever
  5. tightness in the chest
  6. troubled breathing

Rare

  1. Decreased appetite
  2. diarrhea
  3. fast, shallow breathing
  4. general feeling of discomfort
  5. muscle pain or cramping
  6. stomach discomfort
  7. unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  1. Agitation
  2. bone pain
  3. changes in urination
  4. confusion
  5. decreased awareness or responsiveness
  6. depression
  7. fast heartbeat
  8. hives or welts, itching, skin rash
  9. increased blood pressure
  10. increased thirst
  11. muscle twitching
  12. pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
  13. seizures
  14. severe sleepiness
  15. swelling of the face, fingers, or lower legs
  16. vomiting
  17. weight gain
  18. yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  1. Back pain
  2. headache
  3. lack or loss of strength
  4. pain
  5. redness of the skin

Less common

  1. Burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
  2. heartburn
  3. indigestion
  4. joint pain or swelling
  5. loss of appetite
  6. muscle stiffness
  7. passing of gas
  8. weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.